When trying to read any mail message (or get new messages) from an IMAP account I get an error stating "cannot connect to mailserver <servername>; the connection was refused". Running a mozilla 0.9.8 (Build ID: 2002020516) with the same settings works as expected.
Reporter: Do you use a Proxy and your Imap server is internal ? Have you added your imap server to the "no-Proxy" list ? (This changed between 0.9.8 and 0.9.9)
Severity: blocker → major
Yes indeed! Thanks! My proxy configuration is valid except for ".ergon.ch" in the exclude list. Specifying "mailhost" as my mailhost doesn't work (even though this is implicitly "mailhost.ergon.ch"). After I fully qualifying the mailhost (i.e. specifying "mailhost.ergon.ch" as my mailhost instead of just "mailhost") it works again. It would be great if you could add a note in the IMAP server settings that the mailhost should be qualified. I understand that there's a problem with simply deciding that non-fully-qualified always bypass the proxy settings. One solution might be to let the user specify a default domain for non-fully-qualified servers so that mozilla can decide wether it's on the no-proxy list or not.
marking worksform (the reported bug itself works) Feel free to file a RFE (but search before)..
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
MailNews issues related to Proxy -> Stephen. Stephen, can you verify this bug? Thanks.
verified worksforme, per reporter.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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